Council to research streetlight installation

An Enderby resident is trying to get city council to see the light on installing streetlights in his neighgourhood.

An Enderby resident is trying to get city council to see the light on installing streetlights in his neighgourhood.

Jon Turpin has called for three streetlights to be erected at the city’s expense in the 100 block of Larsen Avenue.

Enderby Mayor Greg McCune said, when the issue first came before council in the spring, the city immediately had calls from seven or eight property owners saying they didn’t want a light on that block.

“We’ll do the research phase of it, establish costs and whether it warrants three actual lights,” said McCune. “Council will make a decision then.”

Turpin has presented council with a quote of $16,000 for one light. McCune said the city had a quote for one light at $10,000, and if the city wants three, the city would be looking at a cost somewhere between $16,000 and $30,000.

McCune said the city can’t find in its records why lights weren’t put in when the area was developed between 20 and 25 years ago, but said “it was probably in lieu of something else,” like paving for example.